May 6, 2017 meeting announcement

Philadelphia Pen Collectors Group

FLOCK TO THIS MEETING ON MAY 6, 2017

Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Michael’s Restaurant & Jewish Delicatessen, 130 Town Center Rd., Valley Forge Center Route 202, King of Prussia, PA 19406.

Michael’s is on Town Center Road, first left turn at the top of the hill, DeKalb Pick, aka Route 202, east of the King of Prussia Mall at Routes 202 and 362. Please check your favorite GPS or Internet map website for the location.

Lunch is available from the menu and is reasonably priced.

RSVP to: flexnib@email.com by May 1, 2017.

Joshua Danley Presents Pelikan Pens

  • Learn how to identify and distinguish one Pelikan from another
  • Find out how to date a Pelikan
  • Highlight some of the history behind a few rare limited edition pieces,

Joshua is the blogger behind “The Pelikan’s Perch” website founded in 2014 and dedicated to the Pelikan fountain pens. He is a PPCG member and collector of Pelikan Pens.

He will be fortified by his collection of over 100 Pelikans for us to see, learn about and enjoy.

And in addition, he will bring some Edelstein inks for sampling.

There will be ample time for Joshua to address any questions we may have as well.

Joshua’s blog is “The Pelikan’s Perch.”. It’s a source for all brand news about fine writing instruments as well as generating a lot of original content. The site currently has more than a thousand followers. You can find “The Pelikan’s Perch” at: http://www.thepelikansperch.com

This will be an exciting event. Don’t miss it!

Pelikans Perch

Upcoming Event announced

(Note that this is not a Club event, but one to which our members have been invited by Federalist Pens and Paper.)
Federalist Pens and Paper invited the Philadelphia Pen Collectors Group to a
special event featuring Lamy Pens and Filofax products.
Questions? Email to flexnib@email.com
The Lamy/Filofax Event!
Hosted by Federalist Pens and Paper
Saturday, February 25th
11:00-2:00PM
Dave and Busters
NE Philadelphia
1995 Franklin Mills Circle
Philadelphia, PA 19154
(Franklin Mills Mall)
Join us for food, fun, games, and pens!
Our regional Lamy/Filofax Representative (Blueline/Rediform) will be joining us to demonstrate the latest and favorite products from your favorite brand(s)! You can order anamflexnib@email.com
Questions? Email to flexnib@email.com
Visit our updated website at www.philadelphiapens.com

Out with the old (website) and in with the new!

In 2008 we created the Club website using the proprietary site builder provided by Register.com.  That tool became somewhat outdated over the years but the only way to use a more current tool was to recreate the entire site.  As long as we were going to do that it made sense to use a tool that was more universal than Register.com’s latest, but still proprietary tool, so the site has now been rebuilt using WordPress.

We invite you to report any mistakes and to make any suggestions.

Site updates

The site has been updated for the first time in a while.

  • Home Page and Upcoming Events pages now say our next meeting will be in 2017 rather than 2015.
  • Our Recent Events and Club Photo Album pages now include the November 2016 meeting
  • The link to the Club page on Facebook has been corrected.

Just found this news article from January 2013 featuring one of our own!

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A fountain pen shop owner adjusts the nib of a pen.

…Myself, I like an occasional dip into the past, and at the Sheraton I find kindred spirits. What brings us here? “It’s an aesthetic,” says Richard Kunin, who’s staffing a table for the Philadelphia Pen Collectors Group, a loose-knit organization of pen enthusiasts…